[Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 151 (2005), Part 16]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages 21923-21924]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. SANDER M. LEVIN

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 29, 2005

  Mr. LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Sheriff Mark Hackel, 
who is the recipient of the 2005 Alexander Macomb Man of the Year Award 
from the March of Dimes.
  Mark Hackel has dedicated his professional life to serving and 
protecting Macomb County. He began his career in 1981 as a dispatcher 
with the Macomb County Sheriff's Department and since then he has held 
every rank within the Department. Through hard work and determination, 
Mark was elected as Macomb County Sheriff in November of 2000.
  Sheriff Hackel graduated from Sterling Heights High School in 1980. 
He received an Associate Degree from Macomb Community College in 1983, 
a Bachelor of Art Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State 
University in 1991, and a Master Degree in Public Administration from 
Central Michigan University in 1996.
  To ensure excellence professionally, Sheriff Hackel has attended in 
1994 the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the United 
States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School in Washington D.C. He 
also has international training which includes Project Harmony 
Educational Exchange in Lviv, Ukraine and the Police Instructor 
Exchange Program in London, England.
  In addition to being the Sheriff of the third largest county in 
Michigan, Sheriff Hackel serves his community in a number of other 
important capacities. He teaches young adults at Macomb Community 
College, is a Police Academy Instructor and an Advanced Police Training 
Instructor at the Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center.
  Sheriff Hackel also participates in many community based 
organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, American Cancer 
Society, and Traffic Safety Association of Macomb. He has been a mentor 
through Winning Futures Mentoring Program and serves as a Fitness 
Council Advisory Board Member for Creating a Healthier Macomb.
  Sheriff Hackel understands that many factors influence the law 
enforcement environment he is elected to lead and he seeks to bring 
about a better and safer community through all of his many endeavors.
  Mr. Speaker, I have been privileged to work with Sheriff Mark Hackel 
and to see first hand his many effective endeavors. I ask my colleagues 
to join me recognizing Sheriff Mark Hackel for his commitment to 
excellence, and his professional and personal devotion to his 

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